IOWA CITY, Iowa—ACT has signed an agreement with the Institute of Career Development (ICD) Pakistan, Pakistan’s leading training, testing and educational organization, to provide students in the country with greater access to the ACT® test and ACT test prep materials. ACT is trusted as a mission-driven, non-profit organization in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research.
Under the agreement, ICD Pakistan will administer the ACT test to students across Pakistan, as well as provide students with access to ACT-produced programs and materials that will help them better prepare for the exam. The move will expand the number of ACT test centers available to Pakistani students
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with ICD Pakistan to provide Pakistani students with greater access to the ACT test and to US universities,” said ACT Chief Commercial Officer Suzana Delanghe. “American colleges and universities rely on ACT scores to help them see which applicants are best prepared to succeed on their campuses, so doing well on the ACT test can be extremely helpful to international students who wish to study in the US.”
“ACT exams are becoming increasingly popular among students in the US and abroad,” said Dr. Osamah Qureshi, director of ICD. “Pakistan is one of the largest recipients of Fulbright scholarships, so the ACT test and its allied products will be in high demand in the Pakistani market. ICD will be a one-stop shop for North American-bound student traffic offering the ACT and its allied products such as ACT® Online Prep, The Official ACT Prep Guide and PreACT®.”
ICD is expected to begin administering the ACT exam at its centers based in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad in early 2018.
ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, ACT is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.
The Institute of Career Development (ICD) is involved in English language assessment exams of Cambridge English UK, ETS TOEFL iBT USA, Pearson Test of English and HSK exams as an Authorized Test Centre in Pakistan. ICD has three test centers in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. ICD is also an accredited center for NCC UK for offering its BSc and Diploma awards. ICD is also offering study abroad services for USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and UK. The company was established in 2008 and earned a reputation in fair testing since then. ICD also offers the world’s most respected Teaching Qualifications of Cambridge and Pearson. ICD became ETS preferred partner in Pakistan to sell ETS digital products in 2016. ICD is now ACT’s preferred partner in Pakistan to offer ACT® exams and allied products such as ACT® Online Prep, PreACT® and The Official ACT Prep Guide. More is at www.icd.org.pk.